Fowler, Dan Haywood, COX

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Coxswain
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, BM-0000, USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate
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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Vaughan, MS
Last Address
Vaughan

Casualty Date
Apr 07, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified

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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
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January / 1943
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January / 1943

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The Battle of Rennell Island took place on 29-30 January 1943. It was the last major naval engagement between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. It occurred in the South Pacific between Rennell Island and Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands.

In the battle, Japanese naval land-based torpedo bombers, seeking to provide protection for the impending evacuation of Japanese forces from Guadalcanal, made several attacks over two days on US warships operating as a task force south of this island. In addition to approaching Guadalcanal with the objective of engaging any Japanese ships that might come into range, the U.S. task force was protecting an Allied transport ship convoy carrying replacement troops there.

As a result of the Japanese air attacks on the task force, one U.S. heavy cruiser was sunk, a destroyer was heavily damaged, and the rest of the U.S. task force was forced to retreat from the southern Solomons area. Partly because they turned back the U.S. task force in this battle, the Japanese successfully evacuated their remaining troops from Guadalcanal by 7 February 1943, leaving it in the hands of the Allies and ending the battle for the island.
   
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January / 1943
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January / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  • Vejtasa, Stanley Winfield, CAPT, (1938-1970)
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